News \ Saudi Japanese relations; the present and future prospects.

The Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo organized a symposium on the Saudi /Japanese relations, Under the patronage of H.E Fissal Hassan Trard, Ambassador of the Custodian of two Holy Mosques, with the participation of distinguished Japanese and Arabian figures on the occasion of the state visit to Japan by His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense & Aviation and Inspector General.

H.E Saudi Ambassador


H.E Institute Director

Specialized committee recommended the continuation of dialogue between Japan & Saudi Arabia, and the expansion of such a dialogue to include the whole Islamic world, in pursue of building a common human and civilized ground, based on experience, mutual understanding and common interests.

The participants in the symposium which was concluded yesterday in Tokyo, called also for enhancing the Japanese/Saudi cooperation in a way that would serve the security and stability in the Middle East and the world overall, and the need to explain the true peaceful and tolerant nature of Islam to the Japanese people.

Furthermore, the Symposium discussed during its two sessions four topics:

  1. The developing of cultural ties between Japan and Saudi Arabia, which was presented & articulated by D. Mohammed Hassan Alzeer, Director of the Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo.

  2. Towards a mutual understanding of the religious aspect between the Japanese and Saudi societies, which was presented by Mr. Amin Mizutani, a researcher in the Institute.

  3. An outlook on the Japanese/Saudi political relations, presented by D. Katakoura Koneo, former Ambassador and associate professor in Datyobonka University.

  4. The prospects of Saudi / Japanese cooperation in technological innovation, which was presented by Essam Bukhary, The Director of Cultural & Information Department in the Institute, and a PhD candidate in Waseda University in Japan.

The symposium which was attended by a large number of political, cultural & social figures, recommended the establishing of “ an Arabic language society”, and support for the common literary works of Saudi and Japanese intellectual and thinkers, with the view of deepening mutual understanding, as well as encouraging the use of modern terminology of Japanese language in the writing and translating of Islamic works that was written in classic language.

The participants in the Symposium have further called for the invigoration of the Japanese scholarship program for Saudi students, and the training programs through Japanese Companies investing in projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia such as; Betro-rabig and other common projects.

On the Occasion of this important symposium, the participants have entrusted H.E the Director of Imam Mohammed bin Saud University to convey their high appreciation and gratitude to His Majesty King Abdulla bin Abdul Aziz, Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, and His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector general, on the occasion of holding this important symposium in the Institute which acts as a Saudi glimmer of light and knowledge to give the Japanese a deep insight into the Saudi cultural, social and civilization values in particular, and the Islamic and Arabic world in general.